07/28/15 3:01pm

Capitol-PostThe Capitol Post & BunkerLabs@DC are thrilled to invite you to their Summer Accelerator Series ­- four distinct frameworks of instruction designed to ignite ideas, careers, and businesses.

These events, centered around entrepreneurship and transition, business administration, growth management, and government contracting, will help you examine your career, business, and life from a new perspective. Come to one, or all, of our 15 sessions taught by DC’s leading experts from late July to the end of September. One­ on­ one sessions with the expert(s) will be available following each presentation.

Bunker LogoEach presentation runs from 9:00 ­to 11:00 AM, with individual sessions available on a first-­come, first-­serve basis with reservation from 11:00 AM­ to 4:00 PM. Space is limited, so register early.

Who: Veterans & veteran spouses, veteran owned/led businesses & non­-profits, active duty military and spouses, and defense contractors.

For more information on these presentations, visit this link.

07/28/15 12:49pm

Pages from ProgramGuide
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ 2015 Fall Program Guide is now available online (PDF). The Program Guide highlights City classes, programs, activities, and special events occurring September through December 2015 as well as park and facility information. Printed copies are available throughout Alexandria at recreation centers, libraries and City Hall and subscriptions will be received by mail by Friday, July 31.

Registration for Spring & Summer classes and activities begins at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, August 12 for City residents, and Friday, August 14 for nonresidents. Register online, in-person or by phone at the new Registration & Reservation Office located at the Lee Center at 1108 Jefferson St. The Registration & Reservation Office, a single source for information about recreation programs, facilities and reservations, is open for walk-in or phone support at 703.746.5414 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Space is still available and registration is currently being accepted for some Summer camps and classes – Register Online Today!

Program Guides are available three times each year: Fall Programs (August); Winter Programs (December); and Spring and Summer Programs (March). Request a Free Subscription to receive future issues by mail or call 703.746.5414.

For additional information, call the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.4343 or visit the Department’s website at this link.


07/28/15 11:13am

Waffle Shop

According to planning documents filed this week with the City, the owner of the Waffle (Wafle) Shop in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia wants to have outdoor seating along Mt. Vernon Avenue. An outdoor area with seating for 20 is being proposed. No other changes to the business are requested.

View the application at this link (PDF).

If you have any comments regarding this request, please contact Planning and Zoning staff at 703 746-4666 or email Ann Horowitz directly. The deadline for comments is Thursday, August 20, 2015.

07/28/15 9:52am


The Alexandria Beautification Commission has selected the James M. Duncan Branch Library for its 2015 Beautification Award for a public building. The award will be presented on Monday, September 28 at 7:30 PM at the George Washington Masonic Temple – located at 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301.

Phase 1 of the Duncan Library Landscaping Plan was completed in 2014. The Circle Garden and new Butterfly Garden are part of the second phase of the Landscaping Plan, which also includes an irrigation system as well as several new benches.

The plan was submitted to the City Horticulturist and Library Administration. Phase 1 of the project was designed and installed by Mr. Sam Rich from The Green Side and fully funded by the Friends of the Duncan Library.

Duncan Branch Library is the first City of Alexandria facility with an ecologically friendly rooftop, often referred to as a Green Roof. The vegetation and soil of a “green roof” reduce rainwater to sewer run-off and naturally filter water that is discharged. Duncan’s Green Roof was sown in early 2005 with a variety of sedum; the same species of plants have been placed throughout the landscaping of the Duncan Library grounds.

For more information about the Beautification Award, please visit this link or contact Elaina Palincsar, Landscaping Chair, at 703-548-1585.